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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com June 8, 2011 at 8:27 am 1,742 8 Comments

High Temperatures, High Humidity — With temperatures expected to soar to just below 100 degrees today, the National Weather Service has placed the region under a Heat Advisory. “Drink plenty of fluids… stay in an air conditioned room… stay out of the sun… [and] take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside,” NWS cautions. The area is also under a ‘Code Orange’ air quality alert, meaning that air pollution concentrations “may become unhealthy for sensitive groups.” [Weather Channel]

Rosslyn Concert Moved Indoors — Due to the excessive heat, the lunchtime concert that normally takes place in Rosslyn’s Central Space plaza has been moved to the Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd) ballroom. Local group The Joe Rathbone Trio will perform in air conditioned comfort from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cost of Cherrydale Fire Station Increases, Again — Completion of the new Cherrydale Fire Station has been pushed back again, leading to county staff’s recommendation that the County Board increase funding for the project, again. Funding for the station was first approved in 1990. Construction began in March 2010. It’s now expected to wrap up “by late summer.” [Sun Gazette]

County Launches ArlingtonFamilies.com — Arlington County has launched a new internet portal for parents, featuring links to online resources for the parents of kids ranging from infants to teenagers. [ArlingtonFamilies.com]

Flickr pool photo by pderby

  • CW

    Wow…hold a summer concert inside the artisphere instead of outside on a 100-degree day? Brilliant! Best use of the artisphere yet.

    • doodly

      Hmm – shouldn’t the critics of public funding for the Artisphere be calling for the end of the Arts al Fresco program too?

      • CW

        I think my first comment may have come off as sarcasm. I was being serious – I think it’s a great idea. DC is miserable outside in the summer.

  • Lacey Forest

    If someone has the time and the knowledge, could he comment with the history of the Cherrydale fire station? I’ve lived in Arlington for six years and it’s been “under construction” the whole time. There must be a story there.

    • Mike

      Wrong! The construction of Arlington Counties new Fire Station in the Cherrydale neighborhood started early last year.

      • Burger

        Mike, I would think he means the long process of closing the station to finding a location and now the actual construction.

        the Gazette article does a decent job of descruibing the situation

  • MC

    The new fire station looks nice, but building a new garage for an auto dealer seems like an unusual cost.

    I hope the County can sell the old fire station, make a few dollars and encourage more retail on Lee Highway.

    • NoVA

      MC — As an FYI, the County does not own the old/currently operating fire station. It is owned by the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department (as it has been since its construction in 1919) and will remain so after the County fire department staff move into the new Fire Station # 3 up the road.

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